Reviews of Stained in pain tattoos (Tattoo Shop)

4211 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, United States

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To this day the business receives a score of 4.7 stars out of 5 and this rating has been calculated on 170 reviews.

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Sara Johnson

I needed help drawing out my tattoo, which was small and simple, and when I didn't like the sketch I was treated rudely. I ended up drawing my own design, and I noticed after I left that there were some lighter spots in the line work. I really wanted to like this place, but they just had poor customer service and tattoo quality.

Destiny Ares

Berny is the man! Great work & really takes his time.

xioma ross

Best place I've been to!! 2nd tattoo their!! My artist Albert is amazing the other artist are great as well..clean and great atmosphere i recommend it to all!!

Sara Marie

Albert is the bomb. He does all my work. Always amazing. Shop is awesome too. Just a good, friendly, clean environment.

Giovanna Rocha

Got all my tattoos done here was really satisfied! I will differently come back for more

Melissa Heitz

I love this place I go there for Albert hes a great artist I never leave there un happy he makes u feel comfortable and hes always having fun talking to u that's what I love I would never go anywhere else keep doing what your doing Albert hope to see u soon much love

Stacey Muñiz

I’ve been going here to receive the skill from Albert Smart for all my tattoo needs. He is a true artist with a bright soul and not only do I enjoy the pain from the fresh needle painted artwork but my cheeks are also sore from all the laughter and friendly presence. I love going to him & would highly recommend you do too for your tatoo needs! ~ Stace

Joe Plotke

The best place to get any ink work or piercings! Everyone is very friendly and laid back! I love to go here and have Albert Smart do my tats! Hell I drive 300 miles to get him to work on me! Thats how much i believe in this place!! Guarantee to have a laugh and great conversation too

Francesca F

I'm so happy with my experience here! I was a walk in and was tattooed by Jon. Right off the bat he was interested and listened to what I wanted and drew up a perfect design. I got two tattoos and they both turned out exactly how I wanted. It was also waaaay affordable! I was shocked. Much better pricing than other shops in the area. I will definitely be returning in the future and recommending to my friends!

Sophie Behrens

Friendly artists, very welcoming

Tara Luba

Love coming here to get tattooed its like talking with an old friend Albert smart makes you feel completely comfortable always and he seriously the best tattoo artist ever! lifetime client right here!!!! :)

B Tatts

Proof is in the pudding

marlanie Mendez

I don't normally do this but I just had to rate this shop... must I say that this is by far one of the very best environments I have ever walked into so chilled so humble and big shout out to Carlos he has done an amazing job with my ink I am beyond happy with his work!!! Thank you so much for being patient with me and being so detailed... by far one the best pieces on my body.. I will definitely be going in sooner than later for more work.. Thank you Carlos

nick cantanvespi

Top notch service and great ink

Katie Jones

This is the only tattoo shop in Chicago I will go to! The cleanliness and knowledge of the artists is one of a kind. Pinga and Alberr Smart are by far the most talented artists I have had the pleasure of working with! I have sent all friends and family members to Staind in Pain and have never been disappointed!


Came to richie for the first time for a piercing over 2 years ago and been nothing but great experiences. Always recommending him to everyone I know. I have received other piercings from different shops but nothing gets to the level this shop and Richie have! Will continue recommending this shop to everyone!

Sarah Nikiel

I love my new tattoo. Jackie did a great job!

Sherry Kunz

I love this shop they're all awesome, Albert Smart is the best! Always a blast! Great talk and awesome tats!!

Mandasia Zureich

Great place to get your next ink!!! Ask for Julz she'll know how to work with you to get your piece perfect. I've gotten two pieces done and would highly recommend her! Thanks for the awesome ink ;)

Sam Schmidt

Jon killed it

Sharon Ponti

I just recently had my last 3 tattoos done by Jaxie and I'm BLOWN AWAY! My first 2 were relatively basic, although one was a teeny-tiny ghost with swirls, that look perfect considering how small I had her make them. The newest tattoo is based off a famous painting by Kirchner (Streets, Berlin). She KILLED IT. It looks like it came straight off the canvas. She made smart tweaks to the artwork, but still made sure to keep it painterly like I had asked. I cannot say enough positive things about my tattoos and Jaxie's professionalism and talents. She's incredible! The studio itself is clean, and has several fun personalities in it, sitting around is pretty entertaining here. So thrilled that I have a new go-to artist and location for my future tattoos, and will continue to spread the word about this joint!

Stephanie Swenson

Very clean and very friendly! (Good prices too!)


They are very clean and friendly.they open up new materials in front of you, their price ranges are pretty good as well . this is a very big and spacious place.

Matthew Snow

Professional Consultation process and Carlos Has exceeded expectations with every new piece that I get.


I went here for my very first tattoo and they were very sweet and paitent with me! Going back there for all my future work!

Alfredo uribe

Eryx did my tat good job won't lie but bad horrible people/business skills. He can canceled on my brother twice. I needed a touch up on my tat never returns messages. Also he talks about he hates who people who don't tip when he's doing your tat.... Kinda awkward. I tip after the job was done to create a good business relationship... But

Max Arifovic

Scheduled an appointment for 2:00pm and the artist Carlos apparently mistook this for 12:00pm. We proceeded to wait 45 minutes just to be told he can’t take us. They still denied the appointment was at 2:00pm despite providing the text messages exchanged earlier that day which very explicitly stated “2:00pm”. Was treated extremely poorly by the staff, very disappointing.

Billie Justus

Dan Gaertner

The guys at staind in pain are great super good with clients and do great work

Eric Williams

Easy 5 stars. Quiet comfortable studio. Ask for Albert. I'll be back.

Becky Silverstein

Had my septum pierced here, it was done quick and easy. My piercer was nice and talked me through it well, only problem was the wait- came in and it took an hour but they only have one piercer I believe and someone was already getting pierced before me. Would recommend this place and would go back.

Lisa Donahue

Great place to go to get tatoos or piercings. I take my daughter's for there ear piercing's. Richie is the guy we go to.

Jason Lyth

Been going here for awhile. Love the place

Stephanie Chacon

Love this place! I usually just go for piercings and Richie always does an amazing job! He did my daughter's ears quick and she only cried a little. I'm looking into some tattoos and I will definitely get it here. I've known this place for years and it had been my go to place.

Jana Jakovenko

Great people

Jessie Kirk

(Translated by Google) Go to Fresh! (Original) Go to Friski!

Dilia Toomey

Richie was the best. I came in at 10:00 with my daughter, 15, she was looking to get her cartilage pierced and it was amazing and professional. He explained everything to us clearly and gave us a sheet with information that is really helpful. I recommend this place, it's worth every second.

Carlos Fuerte

Friski is an artist. My tat looks awesome. It's the first one I've gotten since 1982. Felt no pain. I'm ready for another.

Ruben Naal

I had Great experience, I've never gotten this much compliments on my tattoo as much as this one thanks to Bernie :-)

mathew scaletta

I came in to have some old tattoos reworked. Jackie did an absolutely amazing job.

Richard Jenchowski

Scared to do tattoos. Girl said it would take days for quarter sized tattoo. Don't like to work late. Should close by 6am since they don't want to do their job. Scared to do tattoos. Might be good for a letter or tiny ant tattoo. Maybe Antman tattoo. Just go deal with real tattoo artist with no questions asked. Don't waste time or money

Chitown Bori1434

This is the best damn tattoo parlor in Chicago. They have the most artist in all of Chicago. Every single artist in this place is GREAT. They all have their special talent but everything they always do is CUSTOM work. What you want, the way you want it and they will continue to work on your drawing until youre satisfied and ready to get down to it. I have even went in just to hang out and they have never told me to leave or anything like that. The owner Jimmy is a straight up easy going and loving guy. I've seen thousands of Tattoos and thousands of happy faces leave this place. This place is amazing. They have artist who specialize in everything: animals, nature, skulls, portraits, graff, b&w, color, etc. Whatever you are looking for this is the place to definitely check out. I have read some comments about some of these artist refusing work and let me tell you what a bunch of bullshit I think that is. They have more than 10 artist in this place. Some of these guys are appointment only and the rest who do walk-ins are usually always busy with someone. So if you can't wait and you're a walk-in set up an appointment for a for sure date and I guarantee you wont be disappointed.

Kathreen Roman

Got most of my tattos here and the artist are great and super considerate.

Bob Skillet

I've gotten almost all of my tattoos done here (by Kelsey Moore). She's no longer with Stained in Pain. Regardless while I was here staff was very professional. I also got my cartilage piercing here and the guy was super cool, fun, and informative. He went into details on what I should expect in the next couple of months of getting my piercing.

Elizabeth Kazecki

Definitely will be back The staff listened and were very accommodating

Alexander Amitrano

I had two tattoos done at SIP about 6 months apart, and they both turned out really nicely.

Sophia Lind

Kevin is amazing!! I recommend him for any style tattoo, he will definitely not disappoint!

Carlos Villegas

Shout out to Carlos for fixing the mistake that someone else made! It was difficult for me to trust anyone after the mistake that was made by a so called professional but carlos is highly recommended and I am glad to say that I have no regrets. Once again thanks Carlos

Mar Rodríguez

Sandie Reeves

Albert is the best tattoo artist I have ever had... he is the only one I'll allow to do my ink work

tom a

Extremely clean shop amazing artists here knowledgeable staff only place I get tattooed and I'm 80 prct covered the owner Jimmy is a down to earth hard working guy good people and good vibes here

Adrian Navarro

Eryx is the best

Mark Hall

Best place to get tatted great atmosphere great people

Greycy Ciriaco

Mike is excellent! I highly recommend him!! I have matching tattoos with my fiancee and it was exactly what we were looking for!! Didn't feel no pain and good communication, affordable prices and a clean area! Perfect environment! Love it... definitely will comeback for more!! Thanks Mike!

Fabian Rodriguez

Top quality work by top quality artist Juan Carlos munioz

Jerome Evangelista

Got my sun and stars tattoo from Albert,awesome guy very interactive,funny and friendly.

Adam Fontanetta

I have been tattooed by both Albert Smart and Eric Murillo and they are both phenomenal artists. They did great work and have a customer for life. In my opinion the best place to go for tattoos in Chicago.

MJ Williams

The place is great. Very artistic and unique. Does amazing and surprisingly fast jobs via tattoos & piercings. They are not only a group who individualizes your needs well they are also your friends

Tiffany Sutton

Eric is amazing! 1 year later, and my tats still look perfect!!

desiree arroyo

Honestly this tattoo shop was pretty cool. The inside is overall aesthetically pleasing and really clean. The artist are all super nice and pretty welcoming, it can be intimidating going into a shop when it's all men and you're a lone woman. But I was helped right away and with my idea in had, it took my artist about 25 minutes to prep and then I was in the chair. The whole shop is also very lively, all the artists talk between eachother so it's good noise while you're getting tatted. It's very hard to find a good tattoo shop normally and I honestly have found my go to. They don't charge per hour with your artist and they're very reasonable with prices. My tattoo cost only $200 as to other estimates I was getting were about $400-600. Good art and good prices.

kyle arcilla

Rude customer service

Brenda Perez-Otero

I’ve been to Berny several times now and he has not disappointed me! Very friendly environment

Sara Jacobs

Albert is super talented and a session with him is always a good time! He turned my old, very blah tattoo into something I really love! If you want great work and an even better experience, go see Albert!

Adriana Calderon

The service that you get at this place is awesome, come check it out the guys are great.

Ben Mann

I can't say enough amazing things for these talented artists. I came in with a really rough tattoo, and I left with a really good looking one.

Celina Huerta

Carlos has been tattooing me for years now. Great quality work and he takes his time! Always come back for more.

David Diaz

Great place chill staff u gotta go here and Carlos will hook u up with a dope tat


Berny is the man!! Awesome artist. And i seen the other artist work and they are also very nice. Best prices ever!!

El Capitan

I received my first ever tattoo here by Carlos and I have to say that it was a great experience. He worked with me for a chest tattoo and it was quick and simple. It came out great and I would definitely recommend this place to others. Since then I have convinced a few others to come and get tattoos here along with piercings and they share my enthusiasm for this place. Now I have more tattoos and am going to go back for a huge tattoo that I want as soon as I can.


I got my tattoo here by Erie. It turn out exactly as I wanted it.

Maggie Galarza

Carlos is the best tattoo artist i've been going to him for several years the place is a great atmosphere if anyone wants a awesome tattoo i totally recommend him i just recently started my sleeve and the tattoo he did is amazing can't wait to see it when its done......

jessica schaut

Albert was amazing!! He did a whole big color piece on my ribs in a timely matter. We brainstormed color ideas beforehand and he seemed very into the creative process which made me even more excited about my tattoo. He is also fun to talk to which is important for a large piece that’s going to take a while. I have many tattoos by many people and his is tied with another for my favorite of them all. The color is still bright and vibrant. Lines are solid. Very very happy!

Eva Tatargermanshepherds

Super place,totally recommend Richie :)

Kari Toler

Theyre so friendly and cool!!

Justin Patton

Got my 1st 3 tattoos here all on the same day and i love them, great service, nice people. ...will go back

Nadya Lebedeva

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. My piercer Rich was really nice.

thomas wagner

I was here to get a tattoo finished and redone. The artist “Albert Smart” who did the work was just incredible. He was in a time crunch and ended up doing some of the finest detailed work in only one hour. It was not a small tattoo either, three massive skulls on the right side of my torso and lettering as well. I will be going back here for more work and recommend this shop to anyone who wants the best of the best work on their body. Thanks again Albert, very pleased with your work!

Xioma Ortiz

Albert is great at what he's comes natural to him

Michael Keller

Gotten two tattoos with Jackie from here. She’s fantastic, does a great job. Very friendly and professional. Willing to work with you on whatever idea. I will be going here for future tattoo work. Everyone else is very friendly. Not intimidating environment for someone new Tattoos as-well. Would recommend to all my friends. They really make you feel like ya matter.

Bradford Hastreiter

Skilled, chilled, wish I could say painless, and most of all FUN! Thank you Mr. Smart and others for a great experience start to finish.

Alyssa Amitrano

Everyone at the shop is very welcoming and talented. Stained in Pain is a family friendly environment and I was very pleased with the piercing I got there.

Corenna Aduna

Eric "pinga" is the only artist to ink me!

Kirsten Vanderwerf

Was less than thrilled with the initial customer service experience as it took 15 min for someone to even acknowledge me, even though they weren't busy. HOWEVER, once Richie (the piercer), had been notified I was there, his expertise and demeanor quickly made up for the initial rough start. I've gone to many different piercers over the 4 states I've lived in, and he was by far the best. He quickly knew how to remedy my situation, as I had some scar tissue. I will def be seeing him for all future piercings.

Chris Whitehead

Got 1 tat as of right now but Albert Smart was the one to do it and it turned out better than I imagined he's a great guy who does phenomenal work along with the rest of tb4 shop! 5 stars all around!!

Suzanna Contreras

Lorenzo Segura

Great staff and no wait for my piercing. Richie was friendly and helpful the whole time. Would go again for more piercings.

Brian Stepanek

Mike Evers is my artist and I am happy with his work.

Claudia Munoz

I'm so disappointed bc I have sent so many people to get tattooed by Carlos and all of the people I have sent say that they ask for him and they either say hes not there or who ever is tattooing them say that oh well they didnt ask for Carlos like really? ALL OF MY FRIENDS THAT COME IN THERE HAVE ASKED FOR CARLOS! WHY? BECAUSE I LOVE HIS WORK AND SO DO MY FRIENDS! SO WHY WOULD THEY NOT ASK FOR HIM?! Answer to the owner: Well I don't know who is telling my friends he is not there or saying that my friends do not ask for them. Carlos would never turn down anyone I send so, I find that weird. He's not unprofessional like that. Plus they know hes not there Sundays so....

Thom Lorenty

This is the best place in Chicago to go. Talk to brett...

Roxanna B

Love the vibe here, great tattoo artists, and a nice environment to be in.

Le PieroPi

Gonna get future tattoos here.

Jennifer Moran

The staff is friendly and helpful and made sure that my tattoo was exactly what I wanted . Clean. I recommend Ernan aka xxEryxx

Oliver Austin

Richie, the piercer, is awesome! He answered all of our questions and was very explanatory and helpful. The place is clean and nice, prices are good. Would definitely recommend. :)

Sareena Simand

Carlos did a great job with my tattoo. He listened to all of my requests and I love how it turned it. Price was very reasonable and on of that, the staff was friendly and helpful for a first timer.

Caitlin Cortez

Richie is awesome! Very informative and interesting :) Thanks for taking great care of my piercing and doing an awesome job. They have my business for the rest of my piercings! 10/10 would recommend.

Jacob Pickens

Jontay is an amazing artist

Jasmine McDowell

Got septum done here. Healed well and he did it the correct way. Going back for my industrial and if I ever want more tattoos I will start here. Knowledgeable staff.

Angel G. Olán

Excellent place to get tattooed. Ask for Phil "SPED" Crespo

Annette Trojniak

If you want great tattoos done by some amazingly talented artists for a fair price, this is the place to go. Everyone is friendly, a fun atmosphere and all around great experience. I have had 6 tattoos done here and will be back for more.

Christina Guillen

Went in for a consultation with Carlos to have a tattoo drawn up to remember my dad. The place is clean and he was very personable and really listened to what I wanted. Today I went in to have it done and I couldn’t be happier with the end result. He was efficient and gave great aftercare instructions. I highly recommend!

Juan Serrano

I was highly recommend to this place by one of my good buddies, I stopped by last week and spoke to a carlos guy about working on a cover up tattoo. We had what I thought was a great conversation and after a couple ideas from him and some from me, we agreed on Friday at 2 o'clock. I show up Friday a bit early so we can draw it up and because I had a couple new ideas to add, when I ask for carlos, he comes up as if he had never met or seen me in his life, he says yea what's up? I say hey! What's up carlos I have a 2 o'clock, he says no you dont have a 2 o'clock, did you leave a deposit? I told him I was never told to leave anything, you just said come Friday at 2 and will get it done. He said wait half hour, I told him you do remember telling me friday right? After an hour of waiting I decided it was better to leave.

marie dimas

Unlike the rest of the people who’ve been here I had a subpar experience. I walked in for a simple outline tattoo and was introduced to a tattooist that I believe to be named Tay. He did not introduce himself and gave off a vibe like I was wasting his time. I should’ve just left but I really wanted a tattoo so I decided to stay. After sending him a picture of what I wanted and where I wanted it he came back with a stencil that was way too big that it was almost over lapping with my other tattoo and when I wanted it resized he seemed frustrated. After placing my stencil he said he’d be right back and left me in my seat. About 10-15 minutes later he comes back in letting in a blast weed smelling air and set down his cartridge box. I don’t mind people smoking but I feel like he should’ve let me know what he was doing instead of leaving me sitting there not knowing what was going on. After waiting he’s finally ready to start and I let him know that I just want it to be a simple outline with no color and not to color in the hair because I didn’t want all that black to overpower the rest of the tattoo which also seemed to annoy him. All in all it was an awkward experience because he did not speak to me and also answered a call in the middle of my tattoo which did not seem professional at all.

Jacquelyn Krenc

Albert is one of the best and only artist I will let touch me with a needle and ink. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Highly recommend him to everyone and anyone wanting a tattoo

Zach Heinz

I've been going to this shop for quite a few years now, and I must say, the atmosphere is amazing. It's a very welcoming and fun environment to be in, everyone's super nice and everyone's really good at making you comfortable. My artist of choice is Albert Smart, and I recommend him to anyone looking to get some work. I've never had sessions, like the ones I've had with Albert. He will have you in tears from laughing, not the pain, lol. He's very creative so if you have an idea but not a full blown piece, he's very good at listening to what you have and putting things together for a cohesive piece you're guaranteed to love! Smart isn't just a last name to him either, because you can literally talk to him about anything from movies, history, music, life experiences, etc, and he's either seen it, read it, watched it, or learned it. I've always had such great conversation while sitting in his chair, no matter what the topic is. Then before you know it, your session is over and you're already thinking of when to book the next one. Love the shop, love Albert, highly highly recommend!

ashley schimmel

Albert Smart is a personable, easy going, fun and aestically pleasing artist. He listens to what you want as well as adding his own personal flare making every tattoo unique and personalized. I love this shop and its energy and Mr. Smart. Thank you for being an amazing person and artist!


Been going here for years. Albert is a great guy, fast pace and really knows his stuff. Will only use him for my sleeve/ big work in the future.

Amber Schwartz

Joey and Richie are WORTH IT!!!! love love love them! quality work.

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